STAFF


The members of the creative team at Layers Professional Hair Salon strive to fulfill the needs of each and every one of their guests. They are committed to continual growth and education and strive to incorporate the latest trends and technologies into their already strong technical foundation.

Derrick Diggs

Derrick, a licensed hairstylist since 1994, opened Layers Hair Salon in 2000 with the vision to provide a happy, productive and successful environment for employees and customers alike. Customer service and satisfaction are top priorities.

He has participated in the Redken International Hair Symposium in Las Vegas and Roy Peters color seminars, among others. He has received extensive training in Schwarzkopf color. Education is very important to him and he attends numerous shows and classes every year with his staff. Derrick is a Master Stylist.

Karen Redford

Karen has been a licensed hairstylist since 1972 and joined Layers Hair Salon in 2001. She is a Master Stylist and has received training in New York City and Las Vegas. She has received extensive training in Schwarzkopf color.

She was a Pro Design Educator and has worked in teaching salons for the last 29 years. She enjoys teaching and keeping up with current trends in the hair styling industry.

Jennifer Rennie

Jennifer joined Layers Professional Hair Salon in 2000. She has been a stylist since 1992. She has participated in Redken Exchange in New York City, the International Hair Symposium in Las Vegas, Roy Peters and Michael Cole seminars, and is a Master Stylist. She has received extensive training in Schwarzkopf color.

She prides herself in taking into consideration the wants and needs of each of her clients, and using current styles and new techniques for cuts and colors.

Wendy Shaban

Wendy has been a stylist since 1995 and has been employed at Layers since 2000. Formerly a Sebastian advocator, Wendy is a color expert who enjoys a challenge and building relationships with her loyal clientele.

She has received training from Redken, Schwarzkopf, and Roy Peters among others. She considers her co-workers at Layers her family and says, “We love to learn from each other.”

Stacey Palmer

Stacey was trained by Arch of Arch’s Backstage in an apprenticeship program and continued her career there for 9 years before moving to Layers in 2000. She continuously updates her education and loves to learn new trends and techniques. She has received extensive training in Schwarzkopf color.

She takes a special interest in each of her client’s individual needs, helping them to achieve their “best look. She is certified in Babe Hair Extensions.

Kris Meador

Kris has been a stylist at Layers Professional Hair Salon since 2006 and has worked as a licensed stylist since 2000. She has received training at the Redken Specialist Connection and frequently attends hair shows and seminars. She has received extensive training in Schwarzkopf color.

Kris is a certified Coppolo Keratin System technician. Among her specialties are Keratin Smoothing treatments, special occasion and wedding styling, and curly hair.

Nancy Richardson Young

Nancy came to Layers Professional Hair Salon in 2009 after working at several high-end salons in Richmond.

She is a former educator and technical advisor for Schwarzkopf Professional and has received training from Graham Webb, Vidal Sassoon, Nick Arrojo, Aveda, Unite and Redken. She is currently the sponsor of the apprenticeship program at Layers.
Nancy specializes in color and color correction and precision haircutting. She also works as a makeup artist, specializing in makeup for weddings.

Ariella Parlitsis

Ariella has been at Layers Professional Hair Salon since January of 2006 and has been a licensed stylist since May of that year.

She has participated in Redken Colorist Connection classes, as well as educational events for Redken, Unite, Schwarzkopf, Sexy Hair, Wahl, and Pureology. She specializes in updos, color, and facial waxing.

Heather Jones

Heather has been a licensed stylist since 2002. She has received extensive training and education including Graham Webb Hair Academy, Alterna, Scruples and Framesi. She is certified in the Brazilian Blowout Straightening System, Keratin Complex Smoothing System and Babe Hair Extensions.
Heather enjoys working with client’s facial features and personality to create a unique style that fits them and their lifestyle.

Sarah McDaniel

Sarah joined Layers after relocating to Virginia from Oklahoma. Once transferring her cosmetology license, Sarah continued to receive education at Layers and from Redken, Schwarzkopf and Pureology among others.
Sarah specializes in current hair color techniques, long hairstyles and flawless blowouts.

Bethany Adkins

Bethany completed an apprenticeship program with Layers Hair Salon to earn her cosmetology license. She has received extensive training and has attended several hair shows and classes.
Bethany never turns down a challenge or an opportunity to try something new, and loves helping her clients feel and look their very best.

Apprentices

Samantha Plotkin and Marjorie Beth Spurlock

Sam and Marjorie are apprentices at Layers Hair Salon, simultaneously working and learning while fulfilling the requirements for cosmetology licensure.

Sam is a perfectionist who is passionate about hair styling and her dog, Lionel.
Marjorie is focused on learning more about the hair industry so that she can use her knowledge to help other look and feel their best.

Front Desk

Brittany Spangler – Desk Manager / Receptionist

If you call Layers Hair Salon to make an appointment or to learn more about what we have to offer, you will likely speak with our front desk coordinator and customer service specialist, Brittany.

Brittany wears many hats at Layers and strives to always make every customer experience a memorable one.